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Other passengers were helpful, but terminal signs were a challenge

I am an older (70) solo traveler and so appreciated a younger passenger moving from the rear... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New York City, New York
Nice Ride to the City

The LIRR is a great way to get to Manhattan from Long Island. It is comfortable, fast and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rich L
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am an older (70) solo traveler and so appreciated a younger passenger moving from the rear (closest to door) seat for me as I had a suitcase with me. The train had good signage for stops even though the conductor couldn't tell me there...More

Thank mlish47
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The LIRR is a great way to get to Manhattan from Long Island. It is comfortable, fast and convenient and offers discounted fares for seniors. Recommend.

Thank Rich L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Going to Forest Hills for a concert than the LIRR is the way to travel. Hop on at crazy PENN Station and make sure you are in the first 6 cars as that is all that will fit on the platform at Forest Hills. They...More

Thank Spuddler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This service is well run BUT popular. Getting on at Penn Station can be difficult, so if you have a choice try to travel off peak. Remember, they do Senior rates .$6 from Mineola to Penn Station.The answers below are difficult as they relate to...More

Thank cynthiarob
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

The email road takes you from Manhattan (Penn Station in the 33th) to the census-designated place of Long Island

Thank Susu1411975
Reviewed 11 September 2018

My family and I used the LIRR in August 2018 for the very first time leaving Jamaica station to go to Penn Station in Manhattan (we had arrived into JFK and taken the air train from JFK to Jamaica). I was initially worried as I...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2018

Great way to get into the city from Jamaica station. Just always remember to buy your ticket prior to boarding as the metro card does not cover this. Trains are air conditioned which is great and plenty of room for large cases as well

Thank Catherine H
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We hopped on, relaxed, and hopped off. Train was clean and smooth riding. It was a treat to be able to see some additional skylines and city from the train.

Thank sabrina h
Reviewed 21 August 2018

The best thing the LIRR did for them-self and I was the Atlantic ticket. It is truly a WIN win. Some of the trains/card need to be upgraded but it's still better than the subway.

Thank Rendolph W
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

LIRR absolutely provides the worst train service. Cost goes up and service goes down. We have been having switch problems for years and they stil don’t fix it.

Thank JCL001
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Deborah F
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Response from cynthiarob | Reviewed this property |
Mets-Willets Point Station at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is just 19 minutes from Penn Station on the Port Washington Branch
Noel I
29 May 2017|
Response from BarbaraT3308 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, the airtrain does not go to the port authority terminal.
30 March 2017|
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Response from Samantha S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I did it with 2 children and each of had a large suitcase. Airtrain to Jamaica then changed to Long Island Railroad to Penn Station. Have a great trip